Calvin Wooster Owen : Diary of a Nineteenth Century American


 

 

Book presenting the diary of Calvin Wooster Owen, a New York joiner, builder, farmer, building designer, land speculator, assessor, insurance adjuster, mortgage lender, and homeopathic healer whose life spanned the years 1798 to 1883.

In his diary and Log Book, Owen detailed his candid observations about town personalities, sensational murders, powdermill explosions and daredevil acts, the state of medical practice, religious movements, abolition and the formation of new political parties. With the turn of each page, readers grow to understand what it was like to live in Upstate, NY in the nineteenth century, from everyday joys and hardships to political scandals, the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln.  Edited by Ann H. Stevens and Kathy Kanauer.

 

 

 

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